Karen Kemp, from Kemp & Kemp Catering, shares her favourite wedding food ideas to satisfy those late-night munchies!
When the cake has been cut, the dancing is underway and the party is in full swing, your revelers will start to get peckish again. Avoid a predicable buffet table, and use this as another opportunity to wow your guests with a bit of fun food theatre.
Why not pick up a culinary theme from your shared past. Did you live in Singapore, study in Germany or travel in India together? This is a good opportunity to introduce food you may have avoided at the wedding breakfast for fear of scaring the grannies, but you can happily serve at this point.
It doesn’t have to be elaborate; sometimes the simplest ideas are the best received. Carbs are your friend, so avoid fiddly, fussy salads and go for hearty comfort food with an element of down-to-earth fun to combat the late-night munchies.
Make it easy to pick up and go, and your guests will be re-fueled and back on the dancefloor in no time.
Here are Karen Kemp’s Top 5 wedding food ideas for your evening party in 2016:
The chaps all love this… Platters of spicy lamb kofta skewers, bowls of falafel, served with hummus & tatziki, baskets of flatbreads and salads of sliced red onion and tomatoes.
Assorted Noodles with crispy chicken or beef, bottles of sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce for dressing, Serve in cardboard takeaway-style boxes with chopsticks.
Great for a country wedding. Truckles & half truckles of local cheeses, platters of thick sliced home-cooked gammon, baskets of homemade pork pies, assorted rustic breads, pickles, chutneys and farmhouse butter.
Bowls of onion bhajis, samosas, pakoras, skewers of chicken tikka. With piles of nan breads, pommadums, lime pickle, mango chutney, raita.
It’s that simple! Bowls of hot chips, Maldon salt, Sarsons vinegar. Served with baskets of bread rolls & butter, bowls of ketchup, brown sauce and mayonnaise. Irresistible after 10pm.